Although the NFL will officially unveil the 2022 schedule Thursday night, pieces of the puzzle continue to be uncovered.
According to Bill Huber of PackerCentral.com, the Green Bay Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings on New Year’s Day.
The Week 17 encounter could have playoff implications for both NFC North teams. Minnesota hopes it goes better than when they met at Lambeau Field around this time last season.
In November, the Vikings earned a decisive 34-31 victory over their rivals behind 341 passing yards and three passing touchdowns from Kirk Cousins. However, the Packers got their revenge with a 37-10 loss on January 2.
The loss knocked Minnesota out of the playoff litter.
With Aaron Rodgers back in town, the Packers already have a few prime-time games on the schedule. Huber confirmed that they are set to host the Chicago Bears on Sunday night football in Week 2, take on the Tennessee Titans on Thursday evening football in Week 11and meet the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams Monday evening football in Week 15.
Green Bay will also face the Buffalo Bills on a date yet to be confirmed, and Rodgers could play Tom Brady for the final time traveling to Tampa Bay.
The Packers will play plenty of intriguing games before looking to ice the Vikings again at The Frozen Tundra.